John has over ten years of experience in corporate development, and private equity, having worked for a sovereign investment fund and a large international utility.
Prior to joining Vistara Capital Partners John was a member of the private equity team of the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF), a sovereign investment fund. While at ISIF he was mainly focused on investments in technology, small and medium business finance, and renewable energy companies. During his time there he successfully executed a number of investments in these sectors. He was previously a Corporate Development Project Director at ESB, an international utility, where he led several energy project acquisitions and strategic partnerships both in Ireland and internationally. Prior to this he was Project Director for the development phase of three large-scale renewable energy projects all of which are now operational. He began his career in energy trading and contract analysis. John received his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from University College Dublin, and is a CFA Charterholder.
Having moved from Ireland John tries to make the most of the local pistes, mountain trails and concert venues of Vancouver. When not spending time with his wife and son he also enjoys playing soccer, golf and discovering the local craft breweries.